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November/ December

Contact: That was Then, This is Now – an exhibition of new work by the members of Contact Studios, Limerick opens on Thursday 9th November @ 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Stone an exhibition of stonework by John Goggin runs for the month of December. All are welcome.

Soulscapes –
Wednesday 8th November @ 8pm – How to be Happy and Content with John Lonergan
Wednesday 15th November @ 8pm – Witness: In search of the whole life with Robyn Rowland
Wednesday 22nd November @ 8pm – When there are no words with Helena Close
Wednesday 29th November @ 8pm – Invoking Ireland with Diarmuid Lyng
Tickets €10 per evening
Friday 3rd November @ 8pm
Promise and Promiscuity
In this hilarious, award winning show Kiwi, Penny Ashton, tackles all of Austen’s characters with song, dance and appalling cross-stitching. Flushed by four years’ success from Edinburgh to Toronto to Auckland, comes New Zealander Penny Ashton’s collaboration with Jane Austen (deceased).
Join Elspeth as she battles literary snobbery, cousin Horatio’s digestions and her mother’s nerves, armed only with a blushing countenance, excellent ukulele skills and being quite bright, you know…. for a girl. In this hilarious, one (freakishly talented) woman show, Penny tackles all of Austen’s characters with song, dance and appalling cross-stitching. In this year, the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, Friars’ Gate is delighted to bring you the 5th great niece of Austen’s very own Limerick born flirtation, Thomas Langlois Lefroy, in her award winning one woman show.
Tickets €15/€12 `
Friday 10th November @ 8pm
Mary & Me
Written & Performed by Irene Kelleher. Directed by Belinda Wild.
The play is inspired by the true story of Ann Lovett, a 15 year old girl who died giving birth at a grotto in Ireland in 1984. The play follows the life of Hannah, a young woman in the months before she gives birth, the everyday happenings in her life; her maths tests, art projects and relationships with boys and family. She shares these events with the statue of Mary and in the company of Mary Magdalene in the local village grotto. The play then is an imagining of a young woman’s search for understanding in conversation with a statue of the Virgin Mary. It is an original and unique imagining of the girl at the centre of a tragic event that shocked the nation.
**Bobby Award Nominated show**-Brighton Fringe 2017
Tickets €15/€12 Running Time: 70 Mins Friends 2 for 1

Monday 13th November @ 11am
Ger Carey Live
Ger Carey is back with his hilarious stand-up comedy show for transition year students.
Tickets €10 (Teachers Free)
Friday 24th November @ 8pm
Film – A Man Called Ove
116 mins, 2016, Sweden, Subtitled
Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife’s grave, Ove has given up on life. After a boisterous young family moves in next door and accidentally flattens Ove’s mailbox, an unlikely friendship forms. Presented in association with Access Cinema.
Tickets €7

Friday 1st December @ 8pm
No Smoke without Fire by Paddy Murray. Performed by Mary Murray (Love/Hate)
There’s sixty thousand euro post office robbery money up for grabs and scandal knows no bounds as six women gossip intermittently in the smoking area of a Dublin pub leaking a trail of personal information behind them. As the innocent along with the guilty suffer the stings of innuendo and the lashes of sharp tongues a hilarious tale of crime and its consequences unfolds.
Tickets €12 Running Time – 1 hour Friends 2 for 1
Wednesday 6th December @ 8pm
ABBA Forever
It’s Christmas! It’s Party Time! It’s Abba! It is forty years since they started and this terrific show celebrates with a loud and proud fanfare! From “Waterloo (Again)” to “Dancing Queen” expect a dazzling, fantastic performance including the most iconic hits, Mamma Mia, S.O.S, Money, Money Money, The Winner Takes All, Gimme Gimme, Gimme and many more! The finest Abba voices you will ever hear! Get your glad rags on, brush up on the lyrics, don the dancing boots and come to the best party in town!
Tickets €25

Thursday 7th, Friday 8th, Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th December @ 7.30pm
Limerick County Youth Theatre presents Beauty and the Beast by Thomas O’Leary
This new and exciting panto follows the beautiful Belle into the magical world of the Beast who must learn to love to break the spell that is upon him. This action packed, fun version has Scary Baddies, Scottish Gardeners, French Butlers, a Mad Inventor and even a Panto Horse! Beauty and the Beast is the perfect panto for family entertainment, with room for everyone’s favourite songs.
Tickets €10/€5

Thursday 14th & Friday 15th December @ 10am & 12pm
Centrestage Theatre Company presents Little Miss Muffet’s Christmas Caper
Santa is bringing a brand new Tuffet. The Prince is coming for his Christmas Holidays. A deeply worrying Spider is on the loose. Jack and Jill are distraught as their well has dried up. A weird and worrisome witch has been spotted in the village….AND…Little Miss Muffet, loved by all – has disappeared! Can the visiting children in the audience save the day? Let’s hope so!

Sunday 17th December @ 2.30pm
Music Generation Limerick City presents The Snowman Live
A unique screening of the magical tale of a snowman who comes to life is the centrepiece of a magical Christmas show that blends live music, animation and interaction. The musicians of MGLC will provide a live soundtrack to this classic family film. Running Time – 45 mins.
Tickets €8
County Limerick Youth Theatre

Book Club – Wednesday 29rd November @ 7pm –Nothing One Earth by Conor O’Callaghan
Wednesday 13th December @ 7pm –The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant.